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Blue Stickseed - Hackelia micrantha


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial, usually from a branched caudex, otherwise similar to H. floribunda. Stems erect, usually simple, 30–80 cm. Herbage hirsute, strigose. Leaves 4–25 cm long. Flowers: calyx 1–1.5 mm long; corolla ca. 2 mm long, 6–9 mm across the limb, blue with yellow or white fornices. Nutlet body 3–5 mm long; marginal prickles distinct; dorsal face with 4 to 8 smaller prickles (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Meadows, moist grasslands, sagebrush steppe; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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